adjective or noun see Plataea

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  • plataean — pləˈtēən adjective Usage: usually capitalized Etymology: Latin plataeeus plataean (from Plataeae Plataea, from Greek Plataiai) + English an : of or relating to Plataea, a city of Boeotia in ancient Greece …   Useful english dictionary

  • plataean — pla·tae·an …   English syllables

  • Plataea — For the geometer moth genus, see Plataea (moth).Plataea or Plataeae was an ancient city, located in Greece in southeastern Boeotia, south of Thebes.Mish, Frederick C., Editor in Chief. “Plataea.” Webster’s Ninth New Collegiate Dictionary . 9th ed …   Wikipedia

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